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Halifax County Health Director Bruce Robistow released the latest update regarding COVID-19.

For the latest COVID-19 vaccination information, please text COVIDVAX to 888777. You will be able to sign up to receive text messages for latest information related to COVID-19.

As of April 8, the Halifax County Health Department reports 5,298 total positive COVID-19 cases. Sadly, one additional death has been added. The following is a breakdown of the positive cases:

• 15 new positive COVID-19 cases reported since April 7

• 106 (2.0%) COVID-19 related deaths

The graph shows positive cases beginning March 25, 2020, through April 8, 2021.

Please continue to practice the 3 W’s. It is very important that we all work together to protect each other by:

• wearing a mask properly covering your nose and mouth

• waiting six feet apart

• wash/disinfect hands frequently

According to the Northampton County Health Department’s Facebook page, as of April 7, there are 1,764 total positive COVID-19 cases of which 1,682 have recovered and 68 related COVID-19 deaths. Currently, there are 14 active cases in Northampton County.

Please note COVID-19 updates will no longer be reported during the weekends or holidays going forward. Reporting will resume on Mondays and during normal business hours.

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